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Communication and Media Studies

Journal Titles

If you have a citation to an article, type the journal title into the library catalog to find out what years of the journal are available at PSU.



Browse the Shelves

Books on communication and media studies can be found in a variety of places on the shelves. The best approach is to search the library catalog with some of the terms below.  This will get you started, but don't hesitate to ask at the Reference or Information Desk for more help.

  • Communication
  • Applied Communication
  • Audio Communication
  • Business Communication
  • Developmental Communication
  • Family Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Mass Media
  • Media Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Publicity
  • Writing
  • Advertising
  • ...and there's much more (Please ask for help when you are thinking about your specific topic!)



  • To see books in other libraries, change the dropdown menu to Libraries Worldwide.  
  • Books not owned by PSU can be requested from another library through Interlibrary Loan (see information at right.) 

Some books in the library catalog are available as eBooks - look for the View Now link in the results list.   

To find more eBooks on Communication and Media Studies topics, visit the eBook Academic Collection.  

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book or article that PSU does not have you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan.  

This service is free to all PSU students, faculty, and staff.

  • Go to the Interlibrary Loan Page.
  • On the left side of the screen, under New Request choose the material type you want, then fill out the request form.
  • Articles are delivered to your interlibrary loan account in PDF format, usually in 2-5 business days.
  • Books are delivered to Lamson and can be picked up at the information desk in 1-2 weeks.

Other Citation Styles

EasyBib can help you create, manage, and save citations in a variety of citation styles.

Below are links to the style manuals for some other common citation styles.  

The Purdue OWL has great information on APA, MLA, and Chicago.

Newspaper Articles

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